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'Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction' and more

December 06, 2009

SUNDAY

"Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction" features the frenetic funnyman in his fifth solo outing on HBO, while the new special "Comedy Central's Hot List" puts the spotlight on some of stand-up's fresher faces. (HBO, 9 p.m.; Comedy Central,

10 p.m.)

MONDAY

Andre Braugher, Ray Romano and Scott Bakula are "Men of a Certain Age" in this new sitcom that seeks humor in the indignities of male fortysomethingness. Our alternate title: "Homicide: Everybody Leap." (TNT, 10 p.m.)

TUESDAY

The new sci-fi series "Outer Space Astronauts" mixes live action with computer animation as it follows the comic misadventures of the crew of the O.S.S. Oklahoma. Stephen Millunzi, Adam Clinton and Jacey Margolis star. (Syfy, 9:30 and

11 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY

The second-season premiere of Elvis Costello's music-and-chat show "Spectacle" features the bespectacled singer-songwriter in conversation -- and performance -- with U2's the Edge (above left) and Bono.

(Sundance, 10 p.m.)

THURSDAY

The lovely and talented Zooey Deschanel ("[500] Days of Summer") guest stars on a new episode of big sister Emily's forensics drama "Bones," playing the title character's long-lost cousin in the first on-screen pairing of the actress siblings. (Fox, 8 p.m.)

FRIDAY

Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Love Hewitt lend their voices to the new animated special "Yes, Virginia" (below), which retells the tale of a newspaper editor's response to a little girl's letter seeking confirmation of the existence of jolly old St. Nick. (CBS, 8 p.m.)

SATURDAY

Put the controller down and give your thumbs a break while you watch "Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2009." You'll see sneak peeks of some sure-to-be-hot titles, and you just might get an idea or two for your Christmas wish list.

(Spike, 8 p.m.)

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